Discover the gripping story of Marine Corps veteran Matt Spaid in our conversation as we traverse through his life in combat zones and the battles he endured long after. With a career spanning across Iraq and Afghanistan, Matt's journey is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and strength. He shares his experiences with the Marines, the challenges he faced transitioning back into civilian life, and his ongoing fight with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Matt's tale offers a rare insight into the mind of a warrior facing an invisible enemy- PTSD. As he grapples with the aftermath of trauma, his journey towards healing is far from linear. Matt finds strength in fitness and faith, turning adversity into an opportunity for growth. The peaks and valleys of his journey include experiences as a firefighter, where past traumas resurfaced, and the emotional rollercoaster of misinformation, misdiagnosis, and mistreatment while seeking help. 

In the final part of our conversation, Matt opens up about his time at Camp Hope, a haven for veterans and first responders coping with PTSD. He emphasizes the importance of peer support and professional help in dealing with PTSD, expressing how strength training and mindfulness practices contributed to his healing journey. His story acts as a beacon of hope for others on a similar path, inviting listeners to reach out to him with questions and concerns. Matt is incredibly resilient, advocates for mental health awareness, and shares valuable coping strategies. Embark on this emotional journey with us as we navigate the murky waters of post-traumatic stress disorder and the hope that lies beyond it.

As a First Responder, you are critical in keeping our communities safe. However, the stress and trauma of the job can take a toll on your mental health and family life.

If you're interested in personal coaching, contact Jerry Lund at 435-476-6382. Let's work together to get you where you want to be to ensure a happy and healthy career.

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